With a conference theme of “Voting Our Future NOW,” the North Carolina National Organization for Women (NC NOW) is joining the many organizations who have moved to virtual format to continue going forward during the COVID-19 pandemic. NC NOW is holding its first annual state conference via Zoom this Friday evening and Saturday morning. Read more about it here, and see where to register.
The Asheville Women’s March organizers are doing an online rally and concert on September 21, 2020 at 9:00pm to encourage voting in this all important election, to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the 19th amendment, to life up voices of organizers and to share the joy of music. They made some changes to do a tribute to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the wake of her passing on Sep. 18.
In 2019, pre-pandemic, NC NOW President Gailya Paliga asked NC chapters to develop projects to commemorate the upcoming 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. In response, chapters across the state began brainstorming ways to do it, with several undertaking planning for conference-type events set for the following summer. Who knew what was to follow?
Women’s Equality Day is celebrated on August 26 to commemorate the 1920 adoption of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution. The 19th Amendment prohibits the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States on the basis of sex, although women of color were still denied that right for other reasons for decades after 1920. The National Organization for Women was part of getting “Women’s Equality Day” declared with a massive protest on the 50th anniversary of adoption of the 19th amendment. Congresswoman Bella Abzug introduced the bill to get the holiday declared in 1971. The 100th anniversary leads to other questions – like what other legal protections do women need?
Event report from long time Raleigh and NC NOW member Kathe Rauch for “When Women Gather: Uniting for Positive Change” which was via Zoom on 7/25/20. This was a virtual event sponsored by a coalition of groups advancing the rights of all women.
Fayetteville NOW invites you and your friends to join us for our virtual celebration of “Women’s Equality Day ” at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 26, 2020. Our keynote speaker will be the Honorable Justice Patricia Timmons-Goodson, candidate for the 8th Congressional District of the US Senate. We are honoring other important women from Cumberland County also.
Coalition of NC Women’s Organizations sponsor event addressing racism in the Women’s Suffrage Movement. We are commemorating the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, which granted many women in the US the right to vote.
Very excited about this event we’re planning with other women and women’s organizations. When Women Gather: Uniting for Positive Change, on July 25, via Zoom!
Chapel Hill NOW and Durham NOW’s “She Changed The World” Exhibit is available Online! You can read about the opening reception and see the posters up close and personal. ❤
Here are some upcoming events in May and June 2020, and some past events that you can watch online. Chapel Hill NOW is sponsoring the Breaking the Silence event on May 16. Look for a press release. Charlotte NOW is cosponsoring a women’s roundtable event in Charlotte on Jun 2. With so many events online, you can watch them at your convenience!